Bioceramics and Their Clinical Applications

With contributions from leading international academics, this book reviews the range of bioceramics, their properties, and spectrum of clinical uses. It begins with a discussion of structure, mechanics, and biological interactions, then reviews fabrication, microstructure, and properties of specific bioceramics and glasses, concentrating on the most promising materials. The final group of chapters covers the clinical application of bioceramics in joint replacement, bone grafts, tissue engineering and dentistry. Handbook of Bioceramics and their Applications is a useful resource for biomaterials scientists and engineers, as well as for clinicians and the academic community.